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Your community news Issue 120 Mid November-Mid December2009


Delivered monthly to Luddenham, Mulgoa, Silverdale, Wallacia & Warragamba

Warragamba Dam grounds open Premier Nathan Rees has welcomed families back to Warragamba Dam, officially reopening the grounds for the first time in more than a decade. Mr Rees declared Warragamba Dam back open to visitors after a $240 million upgrade. See page 3 & 10

New Anglican Minister Welcome to Rev Matthew Olliffe and his family who are now living in Silverdale. Matthew is already planning changes to the service times at Warragamba and Mulgoa with additional services proposed for the churches in Luddenham and Silverdale. Matthew is a great musician and is also planning an evening service at St Thomas, Mulgoa, with a band for our youth and young adults. Please tele-

phone Matthew on 4774 0422 or look at the website for new information: See page 8

Damfest It was a very wet day but Damfest 2009 was still well supported with all the stalls and events. The date is already set for next year, the 17th October 2010 and the Dam Fest committee are looking for volunteers to help make next year’s event even bigger as part of the 50th anniversary of Warragamba Dam. Contact Leanne at the Neighbourhood Centre 4774 1273.

Carols in the Park The combined churches Carols in the Park is in Warragamba Park on the 12th December, starting at 8pm. There will be plenty of traditional carols to sing along to with a puppet show,

Ron Fort 0419 297 972

school performance and face painting. Bring your own candles for a wonderful traditional family time together.

Mulgoa Bicentennial This was a great success with 8 full buses touring the historic homes and the official unveiling of the commemorative plaque by the Governor of NSW. There was plenty of action with the musket firing, followed by the Mulgoa Music Festival. See page 3

2009 Blue Mountains Business Awards ‘The Echo’ community newspaper for Katoomba, Leura & Wentworth Falls has been awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Blue Mountains Gazette Innovation Award and was a Finalist in the Community Contribution category. Congratulations to us!


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Doctors: DR V. PRASAD DR S. SELVAN Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm Sat 9am-12 noon

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Practice Nurse available Pap smears, Care plans, Immunisations, Dressings & Baby clinic


4773 9511 Offici al fundrai ser for the Wallacia Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade


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Mulgoa & Warradale Gazette Delivered monthly to Luddenham, Mulgoa, Silverdale, Wallacia & Warragamba

Your friendly local Councillor for Penrith City Council South Ward


Managing Editor Margaret Stepniewski Assistant Editor Jodie Polutele

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PO Box 121, Mulgoa, NSW 2745 Phone/fax: 4773 8974 Email: districtgazette@

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-12pm


Mayor Jim Aitken OAM

Ph: 0418 288 488

Mon-Fri 6am-6pm & Sat-Sun 6am-1pm

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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St Thomas Mulgoa, St Pauls Warragamba

Catholic Church

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Sacred Heart, Luddenham and Warragamba

Uniting Church 4773 4222 Luddenham Wallacia Christian Fellowship 4773 8075 Park Rd Wallacia

Baptist Church Warragamba

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Rural Fire Service Mulgoa 4773 8774 0422 769 046 Wallacia 4773 9887 0438 336 887 Luddenham 4773 4142 Silverdale 4774 1235 Community Groups Neighbourhood Centre 4774 1273 Home & Community Care 4774 2589 Progress Association Mulgoa 4773 8230 Progress Assoc. Luddenham 4773 4454 Progress Assoc. Wallacia 4773 8899 Progress Assoc. Silverdale 4774 2256 W’gamba S’dale Business 4774 0368 Girl Guides Warragamba 4773 8974 Wallacia Rotary Club 4773 9713 Mulgoa Valley Landcare 0411 487 512 Seniors Warragamba 4774 1357 Seniors Mulgoa 4773 8974 Probus Club 0408 304 006 Penrith SouthProbus Club 0422410146 Sports Clubs Rugby League 4774 0521 Tennis Warragamba 4774 1681 Tennis Mulgoa (Keys at P.O.) 4773 8240 Little Athletics 0438 742 534 Baseball 4774 1505 BMX 0407 497 606

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Penrith Police Station 4721 9444 St Marys Police Station 9677 7499 Warragamba Police 4774 1105 Police Assistance Line 131 444 Lifeline 24-Hour Counselling 131 114 NSW Fire Brigade W’gamba 4774 1222 Graffiti Hotline Penrith 1800 022 182 Churches Anglican Church

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Advertising policy: Priority is given to businesses connected to local residents. An editorial focus on a local business may be included if space permits, at the Editor’s discretion. Community news: The District Gazette welcomes the following information (published free of charge): community news and events local achievements (sport, academic, charitable, community, arts, family), births, deaths, obituaries, weddings, engagements, anniversaries & birthdays. Articles of interest will be accepted at the Editor’s discretion. Articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editor. Letters to the Editor may be printed and edited as necessary. Names must be submitted but can be withheld from publication at the writer’s request. Every effort is made to print correct information but no responsibility can be taken for errors or omissions.

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The Natural Health Society of Australia The Natural Health Society is Australia’s longest established organisation dedicated to informing people about issues that affect their health, happiness and quality of life. Established in 1960 it is celebrating 50 years in 2010. The Society is not-for-profit with no vested interests. The Health Director is Wallacia resident Roger French. Recognising that prevention is far better than cure, the Society’s objective is to explain how best to achieve genuine long-term health and wellbeing, using drug-free, self-help methods as far as is practicable. The result can be greater enjoyment of life and enhanced peace of mind. Subscribers to the Society receive 4 issues a year of our vital magazine, Natural Health and Vegetarian Life and; • Discounts on selected books, juicers, detox foot patches and other health products; • Discounts on environmentally-friendly household cleaning and personal-care products, all of which are free of petroleum products and cruelty-free; • Discounts at our seminars. See our special subscription offer in the ad above.

The next Community Vegetarian dinner is Friday 11th December at CB’s cafe under the Domayne building in Mulgoa Road. Enjoy a lovely meal and the opportunity to discuss natural health in an easy friendly way. All welcome including non vegetarians. Bookings essential, please phone 4721 5068

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Wallacia Public School Car Boot Sale Trash & Treasures 5th December Bring a boot or trailer full dont miss out heaps of bargains. 8am- 1pm Registration only $15.00 Prebookings essential only 50 spaces available contact Jenny 0414508901 Cake Stall on the day with cold drinks, tea & coffee Enrollments are still open for next year please ring the school on 47738433

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Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2pm-6pm Sat 9am-12 noon


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Phone 4773 3188 Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-12 noon Sunday Closed

Pharmacists: Cathy Trang & Mong Truong

NEW Luddenham

Shell Service Station Now Open


BIG VALUE SPECIALS Spend $50 or more for your chance to win a 10kg Italian Panettone valued at $400 Drawn 24th December

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Frank & Lucy Filippello Shop 8 2130 The Northern Road Luddenham

• Fast & ezy store • Milk, Bread, Pies & Cakes • Regular monthly promotions on soft drinks &confectionery • Newspapers & magazines • Auto accessories • ATM OPEN 7 DAYS 5.30am - 8pm 4773 4210 Mid November-Mid


Luddenham Luddenham was named after the Blaxland family property in Kent, England. John Blaxland, elder brother of the more famous Gregory, received a grant of 6710 acres between South Creek and the Nepean River on 30 November 1813. The Blaxlands were the first Australians to export wine. John did not live on the property but employed others to oversee and work this land. Among those employed were German and Swiss families brought out to Australia especially to work in the vineyards. Many descendants of these families still live in the area. Luddenham is now split between the local government areas of Penrith and Liverpool. Moving the boundary to include the whole village into Penrith has been proposed on several occasions, most recently at the Progress Association AGM. The majority of residents are in favour of this as they go to Penrith for high schooling, shopping and work. It might also be easier to get the village connected to the sewer line. The Progress Association meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the Progress Hall. Contact 4773 4454. Luddenham is well known for the

Showground with the popular Luddenham Show held there every year. The Sydney Society of Model Engineers on Luddenham Road is open to the public on the last Sunday of the month and is a great place for a family visit to see the model trains, boats and planes. Vicary’s Winery has been making wine since 1923 and has a regular market there as well as the wool shed dances. The Hubertus German club moved to Luddenham when the Badgery Creek area was chosen as an airport site. There are three churches, the Uniting Church, St James’ Anglican Church and the Holy Family Catholic Church.There are also two schools, the public school, the Holy Family Catholic school and a child care centre. There is a Rural Fire Brigade, 4773 4142, and a surprising number of shops and businessess in Luddenham, most of them featured here but also including Trevor Roots butcher, 4773 4102, and

LUDDENHAM Post Office & Newsagency

Bank@Post, Pay your bills, Post parcels, Stationery.

Great range of Gifts now in stock Cards, Wrap, Books, Games, Toys....something for everyone!

Mon-Sat 6.30am-7pm Sun 6.30am-6pm

Shop 5/2130 The Northern Rd Phone 4773 4118

SNS Accounting, 4773 4235. The new Shell service station is the newest development that has grown since Charlie and Maria Cambarari moved to Luddenham in 1971 and took over the small corner store. The shop has grown into a retail centre with a take away, beautician, work wear shop, doctor, pharmacist, newsagency and post office, supermarket and most recently the new Shell service station. Charlie and Maria wanted to provide a village shopping centre for the community and they both worked really hard to achieve this.

Mighty King Burger Luddenham Under New 4773 4383


Fresh salads daily BBQ Chickens Fresh fish Home made beer batter Burgers

Healthy food for MT Tummies Family pack

Order now for Christmas

• Large salad

Seafood platter, chicken, salads contact Dimmy 4773 4383

• Whole family chicken • Large chips • 1.25 ltr drink

until Jan 31st 2010

(exc seafood)


Shop 3/2130 The Northern Rd

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Luddenham Uniting Church One of the oldest buildings in the village is the Uniting Church. It was opened as a Methodist Church on Sunday, November 14, 1886 250 people attended a “Tea” the next day, which was cut short because some of the young men had previously visited the wine bar and were of high spirits! Over the last 123 years the church has sought to serve the local community pastorally by providing open and relevant worship. We have done our fair share of baptisms, weddings and funerals and have provided Sunday School and other youth activities. In 1978, Luddenham became a congregation within the Uniting Church in Australia, the third largest denomination in the nation. We continue to worship at 9.30am each Sunday and

have a craft group, Fellowship and morning tea after church. Everyone knows the Luddenham Church for its Market Day on the first Saturday of the month. What began as a peach stall has become a centre point for the village with plants, clothing, books and bric a brac for sale to help us raise money for cancer research and maintenance of the historic church building. The final Market Day for the year will be on Saturday, December 5. Come along and find some Christmas presents.Our focus over the last 4 years or so has been on raising money for cancer research through the “Cuppa for Cancer” programme. This is strongly supported by many local people and in 2008 we raised $12,000. This year we will again have an attractive Advent programme leading up to Christmas, beginning with a “Barbecue Church” on Sunday, November 29 at 9.30am. Please come along and sizzle a sausage and sing some songs.

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Luddenham Public School Luddenham school was founded in 1860 and will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on the 14/15th August 2010 with a street parade and historic and modern displays at the school. The school is looking for past pupils and any old photos or memorabilia. Please contact Dawn 4773 4454 with any information.

St James Anglican Church Another historic building in Luddenham is St James Anglican church. The foundation stone was laid in 1870 on the 13th July. There is a monthly Sunday service with the next one on December 13th at 3pm. The new minister, Rev Matt Olliffe, is proposing to change this to a mid week service twice a month next year. For more details, phone 4774 0422.

Dave’s Stall

Professional Beauty Therapy • Nails • Waxing • Facials • Manicures • Pedicures • Spray Tan • Make up

For more information contact Rev. David Peters on 4627 7484, or email:

Walk in Wednesday

All spray Tans $25

6pm - 8pm every Wednesday No appt nec

Gift Vouchers available

Shop 1 2130 The Northern Road, Luddenham

Fresh Fruit & Veg at wholesale prices Open 7 days 7.30am -6.30pm

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2178 The Northern Rd

Luddenham Pie Shop Huge range of savoury and fruit pies freshly baked every day

• Party Pie Saturday (6 for $4.50) • Family Pie Sunday (from $7.70)

Open 7 days Mon-Fri 5am-3pm

Sat & Sun 6am-4pm

Luddenham Shopping Centre

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• Mens & Ladies Hair • Precision Cutting • Creative Colour • Treatments • Upstyles • Make Up • Bridal Upstyles & Makeup • Formals • Spray Tanning • Hair Extensions • Latino Botox for hair T 4773 3150 • Shop 1/2182 The Northern Rd Luddenham Shop 2/Penrith Centre, 518 High St. 4722 3250

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Wallacia/Mulgoa Valley Rotary club Our local Club meets on a Wednesday night at the delightful Mulgoa Reception Centre, 1440 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa. Dinner is served and our meetings are filled with fellowship and informative and entertaining guest speakers. We have very interesting speakers on 25th November with Les Edward and Ken Black speaking on Morse Code, communication and the building of the 1872 overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin. Look out for more information for our Christmas Cocktail Party on Wednesday 9th December, to be held at the Mulgoa Reception Centre. It promises to be a great night with Christmas carols and lots of fun. We would love to have your company on this night. For more information please contact Gloria on 47741469 or Jan on 0428 289 919.

Mulgoa Landcare The final Activity Day (which also happens to double as our Christmas Party) will be held on Saturday 21st

November at Glenmore Golf Course. For our new recipients - don’t feel as though you are ‘crashing the party’ there is plenty of hard work to be done first, then we will take a break at 11:00 for a glass of bubbles (or juice!) and a snack. We finish at 12:00 on our Activity Days (if you are thinking of joining us for some bushcare work on our regular monthly Activity Days, tools, gloves and herbicide are provided - you just need to wear sensible work clothes and a hat and bring along a snack and a drink for morning tea). Our regular Activity Day is being changed from the last Saturday of the month to the first Saturday of the month. This will commence in 2010 with our first Activity Day for 2010 to be held on 6th February. Curtilage to historic Cox’s Cottage protected. To end 2009 on a high note, the Minister for Planning, The Hon. Kristina Keneally has pledged to support our representations to conserve the parcel of land adjacent the historic Cox’s Cottage for the purposes of protecting our local natural and cultural heritage. A meeting was held in October at Parliament House with the Minister and

Twilight Market & Hot Rod Show 12th December from 2pm

Christmas Lunch December 25th

2 course All You Can Eat buffet $42.50 Bookings Essential

New Year’s Eve

Dance to the Alpine Echoes with guest appearance from KAZAAM. $20 entry 2 course All You Can Eat buffet $37.50 Bookings Essential


Wed, Thurs 12 noon -8.30pm. Fri & Sat from 12 noon - 6pm

A la Carte restaurant

Fri & Sat from 6pm- 8pm and Sunday 12 noon -7.30pm Open every day from 9.30am till late 205 Adams Rd, Luddenham Ph 4773 4444

Senior Representatives from the Department of Planning to discuss the State Governments proposal to sell this 10Ha parcel of land. The support given to our proposal by the Minister will ensure that endangered vegetation communities present on the site, as well as the colonial heritage landscape protected by this property and heritage artifacts relating to the earliest european settlement in Mulgoa will be protected. For all enquiries, contact Lisa on 4733 3444 or email

Wallacia/Mulgoa Valley Rotary Club Interested in knowing more about Rotary?

Weekly dinner meetings are held Wednesdays at 1440 Mulgoa Road, Wallacia Contact Margaret 4773 8040 or Jan 0421 335 017


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Lessons from the ‘Galloping Parson’ As far as white settlement is concerned, the Anglican Church has a long history in the Nepean district. It is well known that St Thomas’ Mulgoa was built in 1838, and then St James Luddenham was opened in 1871. However, our Anglican heritage is older and grander than any of its buildings. Anglican ministry of teaching the bible, praying together, and showing Christian love in the Mulgoa area predates Anglican church buildings by 11 years. The Rev Thomas Hassall was the first Anglican Minister to have grown up in NSW. He was 4 years old when his parents, Protestant English missionaries to Tahiti, settled in Parramatta. His family enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of the larger than life Rev Samuel Marsden, who became young Thomas’ mentor. At a little over 18, Thomas established the first Sunday School in NSW in his own home at Parramatta. Being drawn to the Church of England, Marsden encouraged Thomas to prepare for ordination. Hassall travelled to England in

1817 for his theological education and returned to Sydney in 1822. He became Marsden’s Assistant Minister, and then his son-in-law! After ministry in Port Macquarie and Bathurst, Hassall was appointed to minister at ‘Cowpastures’ in 1827. He built his house at Cobbitty, as well as a chapel and church. From that base, Hassall conducted a wide itinerate ministry. He was responsible for people hearing the good news about Jesus Christ from Goulburn to Wollongong, and from Cabramatta to Mulgoa. And so Hassall became known as the ‘Galloping Parson’. Hassall conducted the first Anglican service in the Mulgoa region in 1827. It was held in a barn! This was 11 years before St Thomas’ Mulgoa was built. Hassall visited the area monthly, a monumental effort given the enormity of the area, and the fact that it was a 100 mile round trip from his house on horseback. He conducted services in homes or any suitable building. To all bible loving people, Hassall must be seen as a hero. He embodied the good results of faithful mentoring by older Christians and the blessings attendant on evangelicals

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from different denominations working together. We are also reminded from his example that church is not about buildings but people gathering around the bible to worship Jesus Christ. Church can meet in a barn or a house, or under a tree, if that is expedient. Jesus promised, ‘Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them’ (Matthew 18:20). Walls and a roof keep the rain off our head and the sun off our back. But in the end they will crumble and fall. But Jesus Christ saves believers from sin and hell, and his death and resurrection wins his people a sure place in heaven. So they will outlast the buildings that seem to outlast them. Life has changed since Hassall rode his horse around Mulgoa. But the things he lived for haven’t. I hope and pray to see the same convictions and zeal emanate from the churches that inherit his legacy. Matt Olliffe, Minister, Anglican Parish of Mulgoa. 4774 0422 Sunday services. Warragamba 9am Mulgoa 10.45am


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Mulgoa Bicentennial

Mulgoa Valley Bakehouse Fruit mince pies, Christmas cakes & puddings Order now

4773 8760 Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW with Kerry Spurrett, Wally Cox and Penny Hunter from the Mulgoa Progress Association and Mayor of Penrith, Kevin Crameri.

Gluten Free bread, Cookies & Slices Freshly baked bread, cakes and pies. Birthday cakes Wholesale and retail. Orders taken 4773

MULGOA MEDICAL PRACTICE Mon, Wed, Fri: 9am - 6pm

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Mulgoa Shopping Centre

Hairline Mulgoa Uni-Sex Salon

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Mulgoa Gourmet Butchery 4773 8644 large selection of gourmet foods & pastries COOKEd prawns, OYSTERS & seafood walsh’s homemade christmas puddings


• Hams • Fresh Turkeys or Turkey Buffs • Rolled Pork • Legs of Pork

Mulgoa Pharmacy Caring for your health * All your medical & health requirements * Gifts for all occasions * Christmas stock in store now * Lay-bys taken

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Warragamba Dam At the recent opening Premier Nathan Rees said “Many of us have fond memories of family visits to Warragamba Dam and it’s great to reopen the gates to this iconic site today,” “With the construction works that closed the dam in 1998 now finished, the dam can return to its rightful place as one of Western Sydney’s most popular tourist destinations. “Before the closure, the dam attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and we know families are keen to get back to their favourite picnic spot.” Mr Rees also announced that a workers memorial will be constructed at the site to commemorate the men who were injured and lost their lives during the construction of Warragamba Dam. “Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the dam and a memorial will be built to honour those who died or were injured building Warragamba Dam for future generations,” Mr Rees said. “Planning for the memorial is underway and it will be unveiled next year as part of the dam’s anniversary.” Mr Rees said a large number of visitors were expected to visit the site and

a free shuttle bus service would operate on a loop and leave Penrith station every hour from 8.30am to 3.30pm. “The dam will stay open now seven days a week and I’m sure many families will enjoy a picnic back here in the grounds during the coming summer months,” Mr Rees said. Minister for Water Phil Costa said people returning to the dam will benefit from a range of new facilties. “Families returning to the dam will be able to enjoy new picnic shelters and tables, landscaping and three new viewing platforms to provide excellent views of the dam and lake,” Mr Costa said. “New signage throughout the site provides information about the dam, its history and our drinking water catchments. Heritage items have also been placed around the grounds.

Adopt a Pensioner Christmas Appeal As most of you may already know last year I organised donations to make up several hampers for the less fortunate pensioners in the Warragamba area. It was a great success and I received feedback from the Neighbourhood Centre and the Penrith Press.

This year I would like to organise more hampers leading up to Christmas. I am asking anyone in the community or any local business if they would kindly donate any items including food, cleaning products, toiletries and other household items to this appeal. Any donations would be very helpful and can be dropped at the Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre. All donations must be received by 30th November, as I need to get these organised in time for Christmas. Many thanks Jessica Webb Age 11

Snake Alert Further to the information in the last edition on dealing with snakes, the NSW Fire Brigade is the best place to contact if you feel threatened by a snake. All officers are trained in snake and other wild life capture and removal. If you are bitten by a snake there is no need to kill it for identification as the hospital has a kit to do it. Warragamba Fire Brigade is 4774 1222. It is also quite acceptable to phone 000 for snake removal.

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Warragamba school The Covered Outdoor Learning Area over the netball court has been installed and is being put to good use. The hall should be finished by the end of term and the admin block is undergoing drastic alterations. The renovation of the B Block toilets will have new cisterns installed, be steam cleaned and repainted, tiles will be repaired and taps and bubblers replaced with water-saving items. A stormwater tank is also planned at the base of the COLA. Warragamba Public School is being transferred to the Western Sydney Region in 2010 which means the designated local high school is Glenmore Park instead of Elderslie. As of year 2011 all year 6 students will have GPHS as their designated local government high school but any current year 6 students wishing to attend as of year 7 2010 are welcome to do so.

Big Books Sale and Living Library Event Two big events on one day! Wollondilly Library and Information Service will be holding the very popular ‘Book

Sale’ and ‘Living Library’ event to coincide with the Creative Trader’s Harvest Market on Sunday 6 December 9am to 12pm Wollondilly Shire Hall The Book Sale Pre-loved library stock and donated books the library can’t use, some in new condition, will be sold at bargain prices. We have a large range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books available. Shoppers can fill a cloth bag for only $5 or purchase individual items from as little as 20 cents each. So come along and bag a bargain! Everyone has a story… You’re invited to come along and read a book with a difference! Our books in the Living Library are people with a story to tell. The Living Library offers borrowers an opportunity to understand the lives of people in their community better—such as those who have faced hardship or prejudice, but also people from diverse life experiences and backgrounds. It is just like a regular library with one difference: in the Living Library people are the ‘books’. For more information call Picton Library on 4677 8300 or The Mobile Library on 0407 256 253.

Extensive School Readiness program. Formal assistance for children with additional needs. Qualified and experienced staff. Reduced fees for eligible families. 9am to 3pm or (8am to 4pm) during school terms.

Taking enrolments for 2010 A Caring, Fun & Educational Preschool for your child.

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Warragamba/Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre 4774 1273 FREE TAX HELP

- ARE YOUR TAX AFFAIRS SIMPLE? - DO YOU EARN LESS THAN $40,000? You could be eligible for free help with your tax return THIS IS A VOLUNTEER SERVICE SUPPORTED BY THE TAX OFFICE

Playlinks Playgroup Monday, November 23 9.30 - 11am

Walking Group Every Wednesday 9am Warradale Men’s Shed

This great new group is for men to work together on projects and do something beneficial for the community as well as have fun. The group meets every second Friday in the Town Hall Annexe at 10am: next one 27th November. Contact Terry 4653 1943

BP Wallacia Village BP supermarket Wallacia Village

Warragamba Preschool Inc.

Your community-based non-profit service, catering for children aged 2-6years. The preschool offers a progressive educational program whereby every child receives personal attention to their learning through an Individual Education Portfolio.


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• ATM • Pool chemicals • Firewood • Fresh Meat Mid November-Mid December 2009

2 BBQ Chickens $17.49 or 2 BBQ Chickens $9.79 each each $14.99 or $8.50 1595 Mulgoa Road, Opposite Wallacia Hotel

Tel: 4773 8883

trading hours: Mon-Fri5am 5am-11pm Mon-Fri to 10pm Sat 5am-10pm Sun 6am-10pm 11

Swimming Club Penrith Swimming Club is a friendly and family orientated club that caters for the needs of all members, from young to old. They meet for Club Nights at Penrith Swimming Centre, Station St, Penrith each Friday night during the summer season. There is a BBQ every Friday night and they hold Sunday morning Learn to Swim Lessons as well. The Club also has Open Water Events. For the first time they will be holding two Open Water Swimming events with the Nepean Triathlon Weekend. A 500m ‘fun‘ swim and 1km race swim Saturday 28th of November. Entries are via: The 3km Bridge to Bridge Open Water Swim 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the local event. It is on Sunday 24th January 2010 and the club is looking for sponsorship. Further details are on the website

Ever dreamed of sailing into the sunset? Sailability New South Wales Inc is a voluntary organisation which facilitates sail training for people of all abilities and ages. Sailability has support from state sporting authorities and works closely with a variety of disability organizations around Australia, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to sail in safety and experience adventure and freedom – building mobility, self confidence and pride through achievement. Sailability Penrith Lakes was established in 2002. Our ‘Sail to Freedom’ program is currently run on Mondays and Tuesdays, during school terms. We also have a ‘Come ‘n’ Try’ program held one Sunday a month. We are seeking more volunteers

to enable us to expand the ‘Sail to Freedom’ program to a third day. New volunteers do not have to know how to sail, as our volunteer instructors can teach them what is required. If you are not keen to get on the water, we also need shore-based volunteers. If you are available one or two days a week, and would like to be involved with a wonderful group of people, please contact Pam Smith on 0402 538 456 for more information. Please come along and give it a try – your reward will be a sea of smiling faces, lots of fun, new experiences and friendships.

Wallacia fishing club Wallacia Fishing Club visited Glenbawn Dam in October. Nine members attended and a good time was had by all. A couple of nice bass were caught and released on bait and lures. Our next trip away is to Danjera Dam in the mountains of the south coast. This trip is the weekend of 1314 November, a canoe only waterway with camping as accomodation and, again, Bass are the target fish. The Fishing Club’s Christmas party will be at Wallacia Hotel on Dec 5th for all members and their families. For further details contact Graham (President) 0414 842 965 or Matt (Secretary) 0428 283 445.

WALLACIA FISHING CLUB Next Meeting Dec 10 (second Thursday of each month)

at Wallacia Bowling Club at 7.30pm Raffles at the Wallacia Bowling Club every Thursday from 6.30pm Wallacia Hotel Fridays from 4.30pm Call Graham 0414 842 965 or Matt 0428 283 445 (BH)

PENRITH SWIMMING CLUB We cater for all levels of swimmers starting from bubble/ paddle races 17metres to all competitve distances from 25metres and up. Penrith Pool, Station St Penrith Friday with first race starting at 7pm. For more details:

0434 640 174

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Mid November-Mid December 2009


Baby congratulations Welcome to Georgia Rose, a daughter for Paul and Michelle Lewis of Wallacia and a sister for Harry. The proud Grandparents are Lyle and Ellen Bell and Stuart and Nerida Lewis.

Tax reform – Henry Review, how fair is it? In response to the recent leakage into the media in October 2009 for the proposal of tax reform to be released in December 2009, I, Emma Grima as your local accountant in Silverdale wanted to inform the community of the huge impact this could have on the individual taxpayer. The Henry Review has been on the government’s agenda since May 2008. Such changes proposed to date are to achieve a balance of simplicity, integrity and fairness to all Australians via the tax system. However, the rumoured simplification of the individual tax return from recent media releases concerned me on the basis that a $500 annual deduction for work related expenses would be allowed by ticking a box. What we do need to consider is

how many individuals would actually only claim $500 worth of deductions ie this would equate on average a refund of only $150 approximately compared to the average level of claims being claimed at current being much more. The NTAA (National Tax & Accountants Association) also commented recently in their own publication. “The Voice’, by commenting on what safeguard has been put in to prevent the $500 in the future being reduced or removed and also noting that the former Tax commissioner treated the individual tax return as a valid social document which has many benefits other than collecting tax. Could it be the end of work related tax deductions? My role as being a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) is to practice accounting first then be a tax agent. As a CPA we always act in the best interest of our clients in accordance with the tax laws and ensure every client is made aware of what they can claim in their individual tax return to maximise their refund and in alignment with government rebates entitled to. Such tax refunds can also include other non-work related items such as education tax offset, medical expense

offset, superannuation government cocontributions and many more, Without the individual meeting with their accountant at least annually I believe this would be a disservice to the community without the individual being properly informed of our governments constant tax law changes. Example, The Education expense tax offset was another rebate families were entitled to claim in 2009 tax year being complex to the individual on what you can and cannot claim but with our assistance such claims were made so much easier for clients. Why would an individual want to miss out on these refunds as well. My clients look forward to seeing me at least once a year especially when they achieve big refunds for work related expenses. Many clients use the tax system as one way of forced saving. In summary is this another way of the government to save thousands of $$$ by controlling deductions to the detriment of the taxpayers? More information can be obtained on the following link http://taxreview. Expected date of release to Treasury is in December 2009. By Emma Grima.


Free World’s Shave Entertainment Greatest TOY RAFFLE over 15 $2500 worth of toys March Wed 2nd Dec 7pm

Sat 5th December

‘Nuthin Shave Fancy’ or colour your hair to raise

money for the Leukemia Foundation GET 5 FREE RAFFLE TICKETS!



Present this voucher and receive 5 free tickets at Monday Meat Market or Wednesday Lucky Box Raffle.



Thai meals available Wednesday to Friday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday

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Monday: Meat Market 12pm, Bingo 7.30pm Tuesday: Bingo 11.30am, Poker Challenge 6pm, Euchre 7.30pm Wednesday: Lucky Box Raffle 7pm Thursday: Indoor Bowls 1pm, Free Meat Raffle & Trivia 7pm Friday: Poker Challenge 6.30pm Last Sunday of the Month Meat Raffle 1pm

March 8

Information for Members and their Guests

Free Courtesy Bus Now Available

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Australia’s Final Notice

Limit one voucher per customer per day. Valid to Thursday, December 31, 2010

Membership Renewals are Newnow members welcome! due $5-50. Membership New Members welcome. 3 years for $10

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Remembrance Day 2009 Remembrance Day marks the end of World War One at 11am on the 11th of November 1918. This year, 91 years after the Armistice, our local community remembed the more than 60,000 Australians who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War One. A Remembrance Day ceremony was held in Warragamba park with wreaths laid and Warragamba Public School pupils singinging. Local ex-serviceman, Jim Neu, and Father Evans have organised the ceremony in Warragamba for the past few years now and it will be on again next year if you would like to participate. Remembrance Day honours the lives of all past and present servicemen and women who have lost their lives or suffered in the field of war.

Insulation information from J & T J & T Insulation, a Mulgoa based company, was started 7 years ago, primarily installing insulation for new homes and builders in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Our family runs a building supplies business in Penrith called Jay Jay Building Supplies which has been running for over 25 years and it was out of this that our company branched, specializing in insulation products and installation. Over the years our business has grown and we now install for Clarendon, A V Jennings, Mirvac, Beechwood, Balmoral and Coral Homes. We have become one of Fletcher Insulation’s main Install companies in Sydney and our builders work is constantly expanding and will always remain a priority to us. Insulation being our only line of work, we pride ourselves on quality and customer service as our business will be ongoing into the future (beyond the rebate). Due to our good reputation in the industry and being a main installer for builders such as Clarendon, this has assured us a continuous supply of stock and very rarely have we been unable to do a job due to having no stock in the current (rebate) climate. Since the Insulation rebate has been announced there has been an enormous amount of new startup businesses in the insulation industry all registering to be an installer, most with very little experience. On top of that, due to a slowed down building economy, just about every other tradesperson has registered for the scheme (some totally unrelated to insulation such as landscapers, pest control companies and even the odd pool and spa co).

A lot of these new companies have viewed this as a get rich quick scheme and are in it only for the short term and therefore do not care about quality, reputation or the long term business ramifications due to dodgy work within the insulation industry. The issues caused by companies like this are, dodgy workmanship due to either lack of experience or being in it for the short term money. And on top of that most of these companies have struggled to get stock (we know this as we were getting about three insulation companies a day ringing us for stock) and have therefore continually let customers down by not being able to meet the demand for the amount of jobs they have been quoting. These people have made it very difficult for companies like us where this is our only business. There are so many variables to consider when climbing through a dark, confined space often with air ducting and electrical wires all over the place, seven years of experience installing ourselves has enabled us to give thorough training to all our installers. The government has now laid off 100 companies due to the amount of dodgy work being done and has increased the amount of audits. So far to date, with the amount of audits being done, we have not had one call back for poor quality or dodgy work. Fletcher Insulation continually audit our new homes work to check quality and we also do our own audits and to ensure our installers our always installing to our standard and if anything is ever picked up on, it is fixed immediately! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us on 4722 5687 or Tim our Sales Rep on 0411 376 570. Jeremy Footit, Director.

FREE INSULATION* Keep your house Warm in Winter & Cool in Summer *Government Funded up to $1200 PLUS - save $100’s each year on electricity bills

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For a Free Measure and Quote & to check your eligibility


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Peter’s beard going... going......

for the kids and face painting. There will be great prizes with raffles and a choc wheel on the day to make it a fun family event. For further details please Peter 0409 122 859 Fund raising sponsor link: aspx?registrationID=135021

Tough new penalties for lighting fires


Peter Davies has lived in Wallacia since 2001 and has decided to shave his head and his beard to raise money for the Cancer Council, to help find a cure for cancer. The fund raising event is continuing his community work with the Rural Fire Service in Wallacia and previously in Mulgoa. Peter says “I have a very long beard, my bare chin has not seen the sun since 1993, (and that was for only 10 days).\and before that since the early 80’s. I have been growing my hair for more than 3 years. Better yet, if I can raised more than the magical sum of $5,000, my moustache that has been there since 1975 will come off too!” “I have set up the fund raising directly through the Cancer Council and there is website through which people can sponsor me (the link is below). The shave will be held on16th January 2010 in the beer garden at the Wallacia hotel. The event will start around 12.30 pm, The pub will be putting on a BBQwith a chef and all proceeds are going to the Cancer Council. A band will be on stage (yet to finalised but looking good) as will a jumping castle

Minister for Emergency Services Steve Whan has announced new increased penalties for for lighting a fire during a day of Total Fire Ban or leaving a fire burning unattended had doubled to $1,100. The penalty for failing to comply with a bush fire Hazard Reduction Notice has gone from $220 to $1,100. Mr Whan said “The misuse or inappropriate use of fire can place lives and even whole communities at risk. These tough new penalties will send a very strong message that the community will not tolerate this kind irresponsible behaviour. Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Notices are issued to ensure people effectively manage hazards on their land. “Failure to follow the conditions on a Hazard Reduction Notice can allow hazards to remain and, if a fire were to start, put lives and property at risk. “These new penalties are part of a raft of changes that also give increased fire investigation powers as well as the ability to remove people and vehicles from fire scenes,” Mr Whan said. “I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with these new penalties and use fire only appropriately and responsibly.” For more information or to download a Bush Fire Survival Plan to protect your property visit RFS website at


Repair & servicing of all makes of mowers, chainsaws & line trimmers

Mid November-Mid December 2009

Online help for bush fire season NSW Minister for Emergency Services Steve Whan has urged residents living in bush fire prone areas around the state to try the RFS latest home fire danger assessment tool Mr Whan said the service is available online at the RFS website and is called the Bush Fire Household Risk Assessment Tool. “This is an important feature and will assist residents with assessing the level of bush fire risk to their property and help them prepare for bush fire season,” Mr Whan said. “The Bush Fire Household Risk Assessment Tool allows you to enter simple details about your property, such as the slope and vegetation. “It then calculates the level of risk to your property, whether it be from direct flame, radiant heat or ember attack, and provides valuable advice on how to reduce that risk,” he said. Mr Whan said the online tool also lets people assess their own ability to defend their home from bush fire. “By answering a few simple questions about your own preparation and your ability to defend your property, the tool can assist you in making the important decision of whether you will stay with your property and defend it during a fire. “The online tool gives people clear and simply advice, which can then be used to complete your Bush Fire Survival Plan. “It is vital that people do all they can to prepare for the coming hot summer days ahead of us, and I strongly urge all householders in fire prone areas to use this new tool to help them maketheir bush fire plans. The Household Risk Assessment Tool and Bush Fire Survival Plan is available at

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However, the Kayakers’ biggest thrill came from their spectacular performance at the International Rowing Centre. They won 15 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals and enjoyed their trip to Australia so much they extended their visit. As well, the Sisters of Mary who run Mount Schoenstatt Retreat Centre won’t forget their international visitors in a hurry; their guests presented them with one of their medals in appreciation for the hospitality extended to them.

Carols at the College

International Sporting Stars stay at Mount Schoenstatt Recently Mount Schoenstatt Retreat Centre in Fairlight Road Mulgoa played host to some unusual guests, 15 Ukrainian Kayakers who were taking part in the World Masters Games. The Kayakers found out about the Retreat Centre via the Internet and after emails back and forth, a book-

ing was made for the Home of Light, a self catering facility on the edge of the bush in the valley behind the Mount Schoenstatt Shrine. The Kayakers navigated their way, late at night, from the international airport and despite some early misunderstandings due to language problems, including the meaning of self catering; their stay was a big success. They were thrilled to have kangaroos, literally ‘on their doorstep’.

‘Christ Church at the College Penrith’ invite you to join them on Saturday the 5th of December. Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket and join them on the oval of Penrith Anglican College, 338-356 Wentworth Rd Orchard Hills at 7pm for what will definitely be a great night. There will be fun and games for all, carols by the Christ Church Sunday Night Live band, finishing with a grand fireworks display. Free entry, For more information email or visit www.christchurchatthecollege.

Roma Avenue Wallacia Tel: 4773 8096

New Year’s Eve 7.30 till late Free entertainment with

Delicious buffet $20 pp Bookings essential


Wed-Sun Dinner 6pm-9pm Fri-Sun Lunch 12 noon-2pm Wed/Thursday Specials Buy one get one FREE from Chef’s Specials board

Private Functions accommodated

SOCIAL BOWLS Christmas Every Sunday Raffle Beginners most welcome! Membership $3500 in prizes Social Only $8. Receive Members Toys rewards and discounts Hams FREE Electrical Sunday 20th December Tickets can be purchased at the Bar from the beginning of December or on the night

RAFFLES Every Friday & Sunday evening Mid November-Mid December 2009

Entertainment Friday 4th December

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AMAZING AWNINGS & DECKS • Carports & Patios • Designer Decks • Flat, dome & gable roofs • Free measure & quotes • Qualified licensed tradesmen Call Mark on 0404 163 158 Lic No. 169819C


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NO JOB TOO SMALL • The flexible alternative • Won’t crack up like concrete • Drive on immediately

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Austel Licence No: S26743

Batteries, Alternators & Starter Motors, Air Conditioning Service

Phone 4731 2161



Peachtree Auto Electrical Service

Only 200m to Kingswood Railway Station Leave your car for the day & pick-up after work

Call David on 0424 945 859

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Mid November-Mid December 2009

Specialising in Quality Built Structures

ph 0425 317 798

Call now for a FREE personalised design & quote

Flat Awnings Gable Awnings Curved Awnings Glass Rooms Steel Frame Decks Carports and Patios Fax: 4777 5648

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WHALE PORTABLE BATHROOM HIRE • Clean & fresh complete bathrooms with full shower, toilet & basin • Ideal when renovating, having guests, weddings etc

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Bookkeeping - and all office management services. Over 20 years experience, Contract hourly rate, Excellent references, Work from my office or yours

Annette Sheehan 0408 615355


BRICKLAYING G & S B ricklaying


28 years experience, Quality assured

All aspects of bri ckwork & Landscaping Houses, Extensions, Garages, Blockwork, BBQ’s, Letter/garden boxes, Retaining walls, Brick fences. Landscaping, Pool fences & New Pool Coping Lic No. 39023C

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Blue BlueCrystal Crystal Corporate Car Hire Hire Corporate Car ∗ Personalised Service ∗ Day Tours ∗ Airport Transfers ∗ City ∗ Special Occasions ∗ Corporate Travel

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Mathew Pearson Carpentry

• Renovations • Pergolas • Decks • Floating floors • Built in wardrobes • Hang doors • Skirting • Architraves • Gyprocking/Plastering • General household maintenance & much more! FREE QUOTES Contact Mathew on 0439 322 498 or

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BOB’S CHEM-DRY 30 Yea rs Experience Lic No R76576 & 150377C

Home & Building Services from Roof top to Underground

0421 522 586 or 4774 2591


Bianca J Professional Beauty Acrylic & Gel Nails, Waxing, Tinting Manicure/Pedicare Treatments, Ear/nose piercing, Spray tanning, Make-up, Facials,

Phone 4774 0120 Inside Gorgeous Hair Silverdale Shopping Centre

All roof repairs, flashing, roof vents, guttering, downpipes,plumbing, all carpentry work and maintenance, decks, pergolas, skylights, retaining walls and odd jobs Credit cards welcome

Call Ross 0403 815 398 Silverdale


Bob or Ellaine 4733 8882 – 0408 605 699 GLENMORE PARK





Licence No. 341

Renovations, Restorations, No job too small.

Carpet Cleaning

Proudly serving the local area for over 40 years.

Locally owned & operated. On time, every time. Quality work at competitive prices.

Phone 47741071

1300 557 548 or 4774 9618




Bec’s Spray Tanning


All natural products At my place in Warragamba for $25 or mobile for $30

Rebecca 0411 123 388 BEAUTY

Mobile makeup service for weddings & formals

‘cause let’s face it – It’s all about you!

Or call Rebecca: 0438

714 329


Specialising In: - Additions and renovations - Bathrooms and kitchens - Decks and pergolas - Maintenance work - All trades supplied For all your building and carpentry needs! Brett: 0418 410 262 Greg: 0418 410 261 Licence No: 67713C

Mid November-Mid December 2009

♦ Catering for all occasions ♦ Phone for menu ♦ Uniformed frie ndly staff

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Anne Eldridge

• Weddings • Naming Celebrations • Commitment Ceremonies • Vow Renewals

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• Cement Rendering • Bagging • White Set • Texture Render on Blueboard • Granosite • Fully Insured Over 20 years experience Call Allen for a FREE QUOTE

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* Regular house cleaning * Move Out/Move In clean * Oven Cleans FOR AN * Spring Cleans OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE * We design the quote to suit your needs! Locally owned & operated Phone Linda & Brad

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Josie’s Home Cleaning

Reliable, affordable & owner operated cleaning business.Weekly, fortnightly, monthly from $50. Spring/moving clean from $120.

Book this MONTH and get 10 % off your first regular service

concreting solutions

• Driveways • Stencil Concrete • Coloured Concrete • Patios

• Slabs • Industrial • Steel Fixing • Tilt Panels



For all your concreting & EXCAVATION needs


• Commercial • Domestic A great foundation for a secure future Contact Glenn on


DOG WASH Dog Grooming Salon and Pet Boutique

Introducing your local computer specialist

Rowanstone Computers


Unit 39, 38-40 Abel Street, Penrith,

4722 9492.

open Mon to Fri 9-6 and Sat 9-3.


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Artizen Concrete

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Free Measure & Quote

John Yalden Electrical Services

Call 4774 1055 or 0408 268 234 Industrial Commercial Domestic Installation & Repairs Hot Water System Installation & Repairs ELECTRICIAN

correct connections Electrical Services Lic No 181579C

Installation & Repairs STUART BRUCE



0408 464 070

All Concrete Designs & Colours Domestic • Slabs • Drives • Paths Industrial & Commercial

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Advertise your business here for just: • $15 (single) per month • $30 (double) per month For more information, call

Phone Jay 0410 337092 Lic 190227C

0417 000 070 or 9623 5546

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Call Adam

Call Adam 4774 2000

0404 007 721 721 0404 007

Bobcat - Auger, excavator, various attachments, Tipper hire,

Turfing, Paving, Irrigation, Concreting, Retaining walls, Rubbish removal etc

Mid November-Mid December 2009


Matcan Electrical

• Domestic & Commercial • Installations & Renovations • Telephone & Computer Networks

0414 490 386 or 4773 9590

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For all your electrical needs! Matt Stone

Licence No: 155075C

Mobile: 0414 949 105 Phone: 4653 2141

Glass cut to size Showers Screens Mirrors & Mirror Doors Window & Door Repairs Shop Fronts Insurance Work Free Quotes

Manufacturers of T ubular Fencing for: Pools Gardens Sec urity Supplie s of ColorBond Fencing Powder Coating Ph: 9625


Head Office & Factory 44 Sterling Road, Minchinbury www. fen cing and gat

Fax: 9625 6788



Contact LOU


Guitar tuition


Land Clearing, Trenches, General Excavation, Posthole & Pier Drilling.

4773 3217 or 0419 280 772

Mob: 0415

Lic No. 162374C


RICHARD VELLA EXCAVATIONS Landscaping & preparation for turf

0419 018 866 24 hours & 7 days Lic No. T5816823

401 911 0062

Home: 4774

Bobcat, Auger & Forks


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8T tipper hire • Bobcat hire • Auger Broom • Site clean • Rubbish removal

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Pool & Ga rden Colorbond Glass Security Pic ket Ba lustrading

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Call Peter on 4736 2534 or 0402 907 244 HAIR & BEAUTY

Colour & cutting specialists

Weddings & formals • Full-time beauty therapist Piercing • Spraytanning • Acrylic nails

Shop 9 Silverdale Shopping Centre

4774 0120 HAIR & BEAUTY

Louise’s Hair Studio

Beautiful hair brings confidence. Let our dedicated team transform you!

OPENING HOURS MMon - Fri 9.30am to 6.30pm

Thurs night & Sat morning by appointment

Shop 5, 1 Park Rd Wallacia

All Enquiries Welcome




Reflections Funerals

Sam The Handy Man Can…


4774 2151 OR 0418 207 551



Alan Summerhayes Excavations

Bobcat, 4.5T Excavator, Rock Breaker, Auger, Bogie Tipper

Large or small detail excavation

Phone: 4774 2222 Mobile: 0416 266 566


Bobcat • Minibobcat • Excavator Lee-anne Or Steve

0419 289 338

We at Reflections Funerals offer the support and understanding to help you through the difficult time when a loved one passes. We are a local family owned business caring for your needs 24 hours every day. In these times, value is important, we will better any written quote.


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Steel Buildings Custom Built for You

0419 993 723

Mid November-Mid December 2009

Phone 4773 8770


Doors, Wi ndows, Fly Screens, Tiles, Paint, Taps & Showers.



Extensi ons, Footings, Walls, Bag rendering, Wat er features

Rubbish removal, Maintenanc e Gutt ers, Lawns, Garden care .

All Work Guaranteed Service with a Smile

0416 373 172

Lic No: 185734C

HOT WATER HOGAN HOT WATER All Brands of Hot Water S ystems Replaced All Hot Water Problems S olved



Ph: 0408 259 994

IRONING Are you too busy to do your ironing? or Do you really dislike ironing? Let Priscilla to do it for you! Call 0402 411 569 for a quote Pick up & drop off available (conditions apply)


New Roofs, Re-roof, Roof Restoration, Repairs, Re-ridging, Extensions, INSULATION


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License N: 86216C

Bez’s Mowing Services Plus • Mowing • Gardening • Pressure Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Hedging • Rubbish Removal • Tree Pruning • Plus!

Lic No 86216C Supply a nd fit fascia & (New & Old) guttering Supply & fit ceiling insulation

Govt funding of up to $1600 for

PH: 0417 400 123 AH: 47 333 519


0418eligible 446 590, 4773 8634 home owners

BIG JOHN at work

• New roofs • Roof repairs & restoration • Supply & fit fascia & guttering • Bonded asbestos removal Phone Greg 0418 446 590 or 4773 8634

Outdoor Power Equipment: Outdoor Powe r Equipm repairs & spares Bicycle: sale Bicycle sales & service

9 Fourte Warragam

9 Fourteenth St Warragamba 2752

Ph: 4774 4774 1253 1253




License No. 63551C

Phone Greg




• Custom built cabinets • Sliding mirror/glass wardrobes • Kitchens made to measure • Vanities • Benchtop replacement Free Measure & Quote Call Trevor 0409 310 101 No Job Too Small

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BOUNCE 4 FUN JUMPING CASTLES NEW Disney Castles FULLY INSURED CHEAPEST RATES & RELIABLE 4774 2054 or 0402 477 500 KITCHENS Quality Affordable Kitchens Enquire about a Free Consultation

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Come and visit our showroom at

U19/29 Coombes Dve, Penrith Open 7.30am-4pm Mon-Thurs 7.30am-2pm Fri 9am-1pm Sat


J.V. Mowing & Cleaning Prices quoted include delivery. Other quantities available. Pick-up available by arrangement.

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Not just a Landscape yard

4774 2440

Sand, Soil, Gravel, Treated Pine, Bobcat Hire, Hardware Supplies, Stockfeed/Hay, Firewood 2 Econo Place Silverdale


All Lawn & Garden Work


• Garden maintenance

0419 289 338

Lee-anne Or Steve (Silverdale)


Creative Kerbs & Edging

Our creative continuous kerbs and edges come in many exciting designs and colours giving that finishing touch to your gardens, retaining your mulch and providing easy mowing edges to your lawns, driveways and car parks. For your free no obligation quotation phone

Jason 0407 241 074 or Ron 0418 233 575

Quick & Friendly Service Obligation Free Quotes Pensioner Discounts

Residential & Commercial Call Brendon 0416 322 002 Great Escape Landscape Services


Coochie HydroGreen Lawn Services Organic Soil Conditioning Liquid Fertilisation & Greening Soil Moisture Retainers (Wetters) Lawn Insect Pest Control Grass & Broadleaf Weed Control Lawn Disease Monitoring & Treatment Fabian Gemin 0401 701 322 •

Mid November-Mid December 2009

Co mme rcia l & Do mestic Lawn Mowing, Ga rden Maintenance, Gutters Cleaned

4774 1011

0418 975 344


DA Lawn, Garden & Handyman service call David 4774 2234 0403 311 072 or 0413 569 743 ‘Reliable friendly service’ LEGAL SERVICES

WILSONS Solicitors, Attorneys & Conveyancers

In Practice In Penrith Since 1971

David Wilson LL.M


51 Lemongrove Rd, Penrith

4731 5311


MASSAGE Concentrating On Concentrating onDeep DeepTissue Tissue Relaxation/Reflexology/Reiki Relaxation/Reflexology/Reiki 30 mins $30 60 mins $50 Gift Certificates Available Daytime & Evening Appointments Phone Susan: 4774 1074 Mobile: 0414 741 472


Vivo Creations

Music Life Meaning

Suzanne Cooper

Classical pianist•Teacher*Lecturer Seminar & Workshop Facilitator Mob:0400 665 067

Southern Sun Painting & Decorating

All painting work domestic & commercial FullyCommercial Licensed & Insured Domestic, & Industrial Free Quotes - No Obligation

Paul Kowalczuk Lic. No. 191875C Paul Kowalczuk Lic No. 191875C Mb: 0408 741 548 Mb: 0408 741 548

Willomee Holistic Healing Clinic Silverdale


Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Health Burnout, Grief, Marital, fund Lifestyle Change, rebates available Addictions, Stress, etc

Elizabeth Lodge

Dpl.C .Dpl.CH.Dpl.MT Acc.ATMS Acc.ASCH EFTPOS & Cre dit Card Available

Ph: 4774 2958 Mob: 0419 742 958

Ring Ron For A Quote

4735 5477

Lic. 2411C

Over 30 Years Experience


Steve J’s Painting Services ALL AREAS All General Painting No job too b ig or small Free Quotes – No obligation Phone: 0402 008 936 A/H : 47738379

Beginner Piano lessons in Mulgoa Friendly Year 12 Grade 7 student. $15 per 1/2 hour

4773 8974


Unique in every frame


Neil or Sue Je ffries 4773 8153 or 0407 918 593



Domestic • Commercial • Repaints • Refit doors • New work • Repair holes in • Home maintenance walls & ceilings • Quality workmanship • Colour matching

20 years experience No obligation, FREE quotes

4774 0768 0417 474 231


24 Hrs – 7 Days

Licensed Plumber, Drainer & Gasfitter

Emergency Hot Water Repairs & Replacements

Blocked Drains

Leaking Taps & Toilets, Gutters, LP Gas & Natural Gas, Water Leaks, Rainw ater Tanks. Call your local Plumber on: P: 4727 2727 0410638 638 342 4773 8744 orM:0410 342

No Job Too Small Lic. 158889C


Paul Gibson Plumbing All your plumbing needs: Leaking taps, Cisterns, Hot water replacement $37 service call, Seniors Discount, Friendly & reliable service 0419 486 554 ah 4773 8693 Lic No: 790323


General fra ming, Glass replacement and repairs, Je rsey fra ming, Custom made mirrors, pla in, stained glass or leadlight

*Extreme Oven Conditions May Incur An Additional Charge. Loyalty Discounts Can Apply

Bob the Painter & Handyman Service

Greg Beatson Tel: 4773 8698 Mob: 0418 610 509 Wallacia



Call Bob on 0417 262 706 or 4774 0026 (AH)

Plumbe r Lic No. L9 39 7 Drainer N.G. & L.P. Gasfitter Backflow Pre vention Accredi te d Hotwater Systems Re pai red and Repl ace d

Ron Hallesy Painters & Decorators

OVEN CLEANING Get Western Cleaning Solutions to do it for you! Western Cleaning Solution use a specialised steaming machine that steams at 170 degrees to ensure that the best possible results are achieved NO FUMES • NO HARSH CHEMICALS • NO FUSS

Wallacia Plumbing ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨






POOLS & SPAS Lic No 105354C




4773-9977 Mob 0408 96 95 93


For Pest Control inside and Outside

● We supply all your pool needs ●We recover green pools ●Install & repair solar heating ● Supply and maintain pu mps, filters, cleaners ● Clean pools on regular or casual basis

POOLS & SPAS Graham Stapleton 0419 018 909

From $150 Call John 1300 BUg BOY

Or 4576 0424 Mid November-Mid December 2009

• Swimming pool maintenance & inspections • Pumps, filters, chlorinators, cleaners 22


Four Seasons Pool Heating SPECIALISING IN SOLAR

Ph 1300 650 806



• New Systems • Insurance Work

• Service & Repairs • Free Quotes



Rubbish Removal, Domestic and Industrial, 5 Sizes, Fast Delivery

Mention This Ad For 5% Discount

CALL STEVE 0408 028 354 SIGNS



E&M Tiling

All Wall & Floor Tiling 20+ years experience 4732 4298 or 0418 250 293

PRESERVE YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES VHS/tapes, photographs/slides, memorial tributes to professionally edited DVD movies

Licence No. R97930

Ph: 4753 7761



PC Tiling

All types of tiling • All areas Free quotes Call Paul 0412 675 415 or 4730 2238 AH Licence no. 185198c


TUITION Reading Solutions

Learning to Read - Changing a Life

Fully qualified Reading Recovery teacher available to tutor your child Kindergarten to Year 10 in Reading and Mathematics. Small group sessions or individual programme.Before, during or after school times available Mon-Sat

Call Greg on 0422 670 860 or email



Advertise your business here for just: • $15 (single) per month • $30 (double) per month For more information, call


Agent for

•Tanks • Liners • Roofs • Extend the life of your leaking concrete water tank with an Aqualiner® tank liner. • Tank roofs replaced • Pioneer steel water tanks (12,000 litres to 2.6 million litres) supplied and installed Phone 4677 2772 or email for an obligation free quote See for details WEB DESIGN

4773 8974

Recovering lounge & dining suites Repairs to frames & springs Huge range of fabrics, vinyl & leather Free quotes • Pick-up & delivery View our Fabric, Foam & Upholstery Supplies





Off The Cuth

or email


Specialising in overdue tax returns for up to 30 years back • Individuals • Investors • Landlords • Small Business • Family Companies & Trusts • Self-Managed Super Funds


Certified Practising Accountant • Registered Tax Agent

Meeting the financial management & taxation needs community since 1976 BLAXLAND

Ph 4739 3653 TILING

Silver Service Tiling All aspects of tiling, bathroom renovations, repair work Shane - 0418 439 992 a/h 4774 2511 or call 4731 1449

Level 21 Website Solutions 0418 343 737

4773 9091

WINDOW CLEANING 4773 2012 Mob: 0425 217 566



1284 Mulgoa Rd Mulgoa

Please phone for an appointment

Bassett Hound Video Productions • Film, Video & Camera Tape Transfers to DVD • Promotional & Corporate Productions • Special Events • Editing & Multimedia Productions • Advertisements & TV Commercials • Birthday & Slideshow Presentations • High Definition & Digital Productions • Bulk Duplication Videos & DVDs Capture your memories on DVD before they fade away forever ... • Old Movie Films • Video Tapes • Camera Tapes • Still Photos ALL TO DVD

Ph: 0409 996 541 Web: Email: Mid November-Mid December 2009

Prestige Autoglass Specialising in Car and Truck Windscreens LOCAL MOB ILE S ERVICE

Ph: 0422 388 077 WOODWORK

Moosehead Woodworks 0419 634 323 Cabinets & Woodwork 23

Look out for MARKET DAY every month!

Silverdale Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-7pm

See instore for details

Sat-Sun 7.30am-6pm

For all your GROCERY, FRESH FRUIT & VEG, BBQ CHOOKS & CONTINENTAL DELI needs. Come in and meet our FRIENDLY STAFF who are only too happy to assist you.

Order your Christmas Hams, Whole peeled Smiths Variety tomatoes 60c a can 20-packand $4.99salads now $1.29BBQ each Chickens

Corticella Pasta 500g

Support the the STORE that your Community. Support STORE thatSUPPORTS SUPPORTS your community Shop 3/2320 Silverdale Road, SILVERDALE Shop 3/2320 Silverdale Rd, Silverdale

Tel:4774 4774 1986 Tel: 1986

Mid November-Mid December 2009


Mulgoa Valley & Warradale Gazette November 2009  
Mulgoa Valley & Warradale Gazette November 2009  

Community newspaper for Mulgoa, Wallacia, Luddenham,Silverdale, Warragamba